We'll head east on the Highline Trail to the Myrtle Trail. We'll climb up the Myrtle to the top of the Mogollon Rim and take a 3 mile stretch of mostly downhill forest road to where Barbershop Trail intersections FS 321. We'll head west on Barbershop across the high fern mountain meadows to Houston Brothers Trail and go south 2 miles to the Rim Road. We'll take the final 4.5 miles along the Rim Road overlooking the valley below before descending off the Rim back to Washington Park. It's a tough section, but incredibly beautiful. Temperatures are typically in the 60-80 degree range and elevations from 6k-8k throughout the route. This is a group run, no markers beyond permanent forest service ones. Runners must be self sufficient and carry all their water and calories for the entire route. Again, water is available in streams, but no formal or informal aid station resupplies will be available.
We'll meet at the Wendy's on Shea and the 87 Saturday morning at 4:30am. We'll carpool what we can from there and meet those that are going and driving from other areas at the Washington Park trailhead at 6:30am. We'll start promptly at 6:45am. Should take about 6 hours, probably 7 for the last runner I'll be with.